Do you need to prove your English language level for a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application?
IELTS is on the UKVI list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT). If you need an IELTS test result as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you will need to take your test at a specific test location authorised by UKVI.
Please note: if you are applying for a Tier 4 student visa for a program of study at degree level or above at a Higher Education Institution, you should check the English language requirement of your chosen institution, as most institutions do not require a SELT for this purpose.
IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration
This test is for test takers wishing to study in the UK below degree level or others who are required to take a SELT test for a direct application to UK Visas and Immigration. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration
This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK or those wishing to train or study below degree level, who need to make a direct application to UK Visas and Immigration. The test involves: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS Life Skills A1
This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Family, Spouse or Partner visa.
- The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
- The test involves Speaking and Listening
IELTS Life Skills B1
This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for citizenship/settlement visa.
- The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and is the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
- The test involves Speaking and Listening.
If this is not what you are looking for, please visit our pages about IELTS for all other purposes
If you would like complete the registration for an IELTS UKVI test online and you have a Visa or Master Card, please click on the 'Register' button below. If you don’t have a Visa or Master Card card, please visit one of our IELTS registration agents below to complete your registration:
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Karte Char Registration Agent
Aria Delta Consulting Group
House #6, 4th Ansari Street on the left from Ansari towards Traffic Square
Next to First Microfinance Bank
Opposite Netherlands Embassy
Kolula Pushta Road, Shahre Naw, Kabul.
Tel: +93 (0)793 108 181
Afghan Aim Consulting Services
House#294, 2nd Street, Next to Al-safi Plaza, Karte Char, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Tel: +93 (0)788 12 18 18
House # 117, Qasabi street, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Tel: +93 (0)764 12 18 18
Macroryan Registration Agent
4th Macroryan Main Road, District 9
Tel +93 (0)799 334 667, +93 (0)700 206 653
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